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What hurts the Mustang is the price of good add-ons, not really so much their availability. It's pretty easy getting a G37 up to 500+ WHP with enough money left over for other upgrades, boosting the Ford 4.6L V8 is more expensive (short of bolting in a Procharger and praying) and its stock suspension and brakes aren't quite as robust (but it was $10k less expensive when it was new, so...). That C5... I have no idea what he has planned there.
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There going to be a track day shootout involved?

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There will be a race and several performance metrics measured, but the fastest car isn't necessarily going to win.


Okay all, let's say you have $10,000 + $7,000 for upgrades, what do you buy (must be available in the USA) and how would you modify it? They didn't go the route I would have chosen, maybe one of you will? What say you?
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MX5 Mazdaspeed or Evolution 9.
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There will be a race and several performance metrics measured, but the fastest car isn't necessarily going to win.

Okay all, let's say you have $10,000 + $7,000 for upgrades, what do you buy (must be available in the USA) and how would you modify it? They didn't go the route I would have chosen, maybe one of you will? What say you?


You need to publish your criterion sheet.

 

Choice.

2nd Gen MR2, Toss the motor and put the 2 litre in it was designed for. Turbocharge that. Rework the suspension for about an inch or inch and a half more track in the rear. Stiffen the front end (I'd say put a full cage in it but that might seem somewhat extreme) Go +1 on wheels and tires for that and toss in the TRD shifter kit to make an already short throw even better by half.

I could probably do the lot and still have change from the original 10K.

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In other news, we have a contest starting here at the garage, 3 guys are going to buy cars for under $10k, then add another $7k in parts (I'm paying for that part) to improve its overall performance (not just power). Then after 60 days the whole garage will vote to see who is the winner, with the grand prize being the purchase price of the car will be completely reimbursed. The only rule is that it must remain street legal and judging will be based on performance (50%), practicality (25%), and appearance (25%). All cars must be purchased and in the garage by noon on April 20th.

So far we already have two entrants; an `08 Infiniti G37 (crazy that he found one below 10k) and an `08 Mustang GT. I'm guessing the last will be a C5 Corvette, provided he can find one he likes in time. Given how many good (and cheap) add-ons that are available for the G37, it's basically a very nicely appointed 370z, I think it's going to be difficult to beat, but we'll see. smily_headphones1.gif

That sounds like a great idea for a TV show....... a mix between Top Gear and Mighty Car Mods :tongue: 

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